HMS Iron Duke is a Type 23 frigate of the Royal Navy, and the third ship to bear the name. Iron Duke was launched on 2 March 1991 by Lady King in the presence of the Duke and Duchess of Wellington. Her affiliated town is Kingston upon Hull, and she is named after Arthur Wellesley, the first Duke of Wellington (the "Iron Duke"). She was the fifth Duke-class Type 23 frigate to be launched for the Royal Navy, at a cost of Â£140 million.
The third shipÂ in a series of enhanced AI Ships with a Weather responsive Â Roll/Pitch/Heave motion which is calibrated to the size of the vessel. You can also spawn on the Heli pad. Â Challenging rough sea landing can be simulated.Â
How to install:-
Unzip the package, you will find Â 2 folders:-
AI Â and Models.
Merge the AI folder with your FlightGear install/data/AI folder.
Merge the models folder with your FlightGear install/data/Models Â folder.
Run FG and you should have a scenario available called Type-45_Demo. This is the Â ship.
The Default start position Â for the ship is South West of EGOD. The ship will automatically respond to the current weather or any changes in the weather.
How to change its start position:-
In your Â Data/AI folder, edit the Â file HMS_IronDuke_demo.xml with a text editor.
Edit fhe following section:-
Save the file and it will start at the new location.
How to start on the ship:-
The AI Scenario must be set to run at the start.
You need to specify an Aircraft Carrier in your launcher + Parking position:-
Start FG from an airfield within 100 miles of the ship and your start position should be the Heli pad.
No ship lighting yet.
We need a way of securing the Helicopter to the deck yet.